Today Grade 2 had the opportunity to hear about some of the books that we will have available at our Scholastic Book Fair from December 4-6. The books they were most excited about (of course) are the Dav Pilkey offerings. He has a great series for beginning readers called Dragon that they were all eager … Continue reading The Scholastic Book Fair Is Almost Here!!!
“Hey Siri, what makes a desert habitat unique?” The answer to a complex question like that isn’t something Siri can answer so easily. The problem is that students are using this Siri driven searching method every time they go online. Typing long or complex questions into Google is a bad habit that needs to be … Continue reading Continuing Our Work with Keywords
(This article was written a few years ago and is being re-posted here to share as a part of a twitter chat #2ndchat on Wednesday November 13th at 8 pm.) What a Grade 1 Student-Led Conference Might Look Like My daughter’s school holds student-led conferences once a year for all grades. Last night, my husband … Continue reading My Wonderful Experience with Student-Led Conferences
Over the past month I have been taking a course on a wonderful philosophy of education called Critical Pedagogy. Critical pedagogy’s most influential theorist, Paolo Freire, compared the education system to banking. In this banking model, teachers make deposits of knowledge which students bank for future use. Because of this, students often approach their education … Continue reading Critical Pedagogy and Our North Stars